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Bunbury’s Rauch off and a dash through Chorlton

February arrived with a summing up of the last couple of days of January. Ended up in the Wilton Arms on Belmont Rd, Bolton on Saturday evening. They always have York brewery Guzzler on in the Wilton and I made enquiries as to the link. It turns out that the Wilton is owned by Mitchells …

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Park Utd – Bottled to support our local lads

It has been our great pleasure to support local junior football team, Park Utd who play their home games within the Halliwell area at Smithills. Park Utd are a team with a long and distinguished history. From their website: Anyone who grew up in Bolton playing or watching local amateur football from the early sixties …

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Symbiotic relationships in Hindley and beyond

Tuesday saw me wandering around the Hindley area of Wigan looking for a decent pint. A good few pubs to choose from but most have standard fare and they are about something other than beer. That is fine by me and the average punter by the looks of things. It is a shame. I would like …

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Allgates Sloe Stout in the White Lion, Leigh

I found myself back at Bunburys (Chorley Old Rd Bolton) for the 2nd Friday on the trot. Good way to catch up local beer scene and chat with owner Daryl. Sitting on the bar there is a half a Hook Island Red (Five Points Brewing Co) which Daryl had on keg. 6% Red Rye Ale made …

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Bunburys. A good place to just sit down for a while

Started off with a trip to the Bank Top Brewery Tap on Belmont Rd on a very rainy Thursday evening. No matter what time I go in the Tap, it always seems to have a bit of a buzz going on and tonight was no different with Dave Sweeney in his place at the end …

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Cracking our first ever bottle

We bottled our first ever commercial brew a week ago and since then there have been 6 bottles staring at me from the corner of the room. I managed to create a rationale for opening one today. We think that it needs a month or so in the bottle before we begin to sell it …

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The birth of a brewery

The decision to start our own brewery has been a little while in the making. Since starting to get to know a multitude of Lancashire brewers we have been chatting about it on and off  and then it all came about quite suddenly. Once the decision was made it was about the process of being …

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The Holy Well Inaugural Pin is born

Great excitement as I picked up our first pin from Morrow Brothers. I was there to see it being banded and plated. A big moment for us. It makes us feel proper. Something about having your name plate spot welded onto the pin. Looking forward to filling it with our first brew.